The first segment of April 25th’s WCVB On The Record Sunday Roundtable with anchors Ed Harding and Sharman Sacchetti. Mary Anne Marsh and Ginny Buckingham discuss the impact of the police reform issue on the Boston Mayoral Race. The issue has come to the forefront in the wake of the Patrick Rose scandal, as well as the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
As discussed on last week’s OTR, former Police Officer’s Union Head Patrick Rose reportedly kept his job for more than 2 decades despite child sex abuse allegations. Apparently both the department of Social Services and the Police Department investigated Rose. And yet, they took no action.
Which candidates could benefit from raising concerns about policing? Has Acting Mayor Kim Janey, Boston’s first non-white Mayor, done enough to show herself as a leader of reform?
Also, how secure is Rep. Jake Auchincloss’ position in the fourth district? According to Mary Anne, the first-term Congressman is doing everything he should be to secure re-election. But, will it be enough? How will Rep. Auchincloss’ image hold with the more liberal parts of the district?
Next, pro-choice political PAC Emily’s List recently put Governor Charlie Baker on its “targets” list. If Baker runs for a third term in the 2022 election, is this a concern?
If so, does it make way for Attorney General Maura Healey to take his spot? While Baker’s re-run is increasingly likely, AG Healey has also been dipping her toe into the waters.
Finally, Senator Ed Markey joined Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in introducing the Green New Deal. However, is Markey really going to bat for progressive policy, or is he just maintaining favor with the Democrats?
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